Relentless Volcano Is About to Start Consuming Hawaii Homes.

Kilauea volcano on the Island of Hawaii — referred to here simply as The Big Island —  continues to pump out lava, is now about a third of a mile from the little town of Pahoa, and there’s not a damn thing anyone can do about it. This volcano has been erupting continuously since 1983.

The imminent threat is to an anthurium farm directly in the path of the lava flow. According to officials on the scene, the lava is moving slowly but steadily. It’s most rapid pace is estimated to be some 20 yards per hour, but the flow also slows to just two yards per hour. It may slow down, but it doesn’t stop. Authorities have placed everyone in the areas on “evacuation notice”, but they will allow homeowners to watch when and if their homes are destroyed if they wish to do so.

Here are some photos pulled from various Big Island sources and the Honolulu newspaper. Curious, isn’t it. The creeping flow isn’t frightening, but there is nothing whatsoever that can be done to stop it.